The first full weekend of every month is Chicken Vesuvio night at Clara's, an unbelievable great Italian joint in Lisle, midway (for me) between work and home.
Be forewarned: it's the first FULL weekend -- that means if Friday night lands on the 31st, Nothing Doing. You'll have to WAIT for your Chicken Vesuvio until the following weekend.
The gal at the to-go counter has more than once treated me with uncharitable exasperation when I've called up on a Friday the 31st asking for my sweetie's portion. NEXT weekend, she says. (Me? I usually get the eggplant. Not big on chicken in general. But I do like the red Vesuvio peppers that he leaves behind.)
Never heard of Chicken Vesuvio? Well then, perhaps you haven't spent enough time in Chicago... read all about it here: http://www.eatchicago.net/archives/000044.html